Safeguards Cyber Security Course

Dates: 23-26 April 2018
Location: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA

Purpose: Learn fundamental cyber security concepts affecting the secure design, implementation, and operation of safeguards instrumentation, systems, and operational security

Course Description: This 3.5 day course is designed to teach safeguards and cybersecurity experts how to recognize and mitigate potential cybersecurity vulnerabilities in emerging safeguards instrumentation, information systems, and conduct of operations. This training features classroom style learning opportunities through hands-on exercises and provides plenty of time for questions and discussion. Participants will learn new cyber security skills, use cyber security tools, and collaborate with one another and cyber experts to resolve challenges. They will gain an understanding of cyber security principles and a better awareness of cyber risks associated with safeguards systems. Exercises will include puzzles, exploits of attended and unattended monitoring systems, blended physical and cyber attacks on fictional nuclear facilities, and network defense.

After successfully completing the course, participants will know how to:

  • Recognize cyber security threats
  • Mitigate threats through implementation of cyber security and safeguards best practices
  • Implement cyber by design at the onset and throughout the safeguards-by-design lifecycle (design to retirement)
  • Protect the integrity of safeguards data, instrumentation, and research
  • Build multidisciplinary professional networks of safeguards and cyber security experts

Participants: DOE/NNSA via Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is extending invitations for this workshop to early- to mid-career safeguards practitioners (technical instrument developers, instrument users, policy advisors, etc.) who will benefit from a greater understanding of cyber security threats and how to reduce risks to safeguards systems and processes.